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This section pertains to part-time students only (those registered for less than 12 credits per semester). Full-time students should refer to the University catalog for information about tuition and fees. 

 

Fees What Type of Student Am I? Payment Options
Refunds Fee Waivers & Tax Credits Financial Aid Information
Grants and Scholarships
(including Summer)
Loans & Employer Reimbursement Interest Free Extended Payment

 

 

For Current Fees, visit: http://www.easternct.edu/ce/reginfo.htm

 

 

What Type of Student and What is my Tuition Rate?

If a student is matriculated in a graduate program of study (degree seeking or non-degree), any course taken for credit or audit (whether graduate or undergraduate level) by the student will be billed at the graduate level.

If a student is matriculated in an undergraduate program of study, any course taken for credit or audit (whether graduate or undergraduate level) by the student will be billed at the undergraduate level.

If a student is not matriculated, but has been awarded an undergraduate degree, any course taken for credit or audit (whether graduate or undergraduate level) by the student will be billed at the graduate level.

If a student is not matriculated, and does not have an undergraduate degree, courses taken by a student for credit or audit can only be at the undergraduate level and, as such, will be billed at the undergraduate level.

 


 

Payment Options

Checks

Make checks payable to: Eastern Connecticut State University.
A fee will be charged for any checks that are not honored by banks.


Credit Cards

All credit card transactions will be subject to a 2.5 percent convenience fee (i.e. if you charge $1,000, your credit card transaction will post as $1,025).

 

Payments by electronic check (ACH) or debit card (including VISA Debit Cards) are the preferred payment options and will not be subject to any convenience fee or service charge. 

 

Eastern will accept MasterCard, American Express and Discover.  VISA Credit Cards will no longer be accepted. 

 

Credit Card payments can only be made online.

 

(Mailed, faxed, or in-person credit card transactions will not be accepted.)

 

Students must log into the eWeb online account at http://www.easternct.edu/portal// when making online payments.

 

For additional assistance regarding payment options, contact the Bursar’s Office at (860) 465-5255 or click here to view Frequently Asked Questions about Payment options.

 

 

 

 

Outstanding Charges

Students who owe money from a previous semester must pay the outstanding amount before registering for the next semester.

 


Tuition Refund Policy

 

           EasternOnline Tuition Refund Policy Part-Time Students for Fall and Spring

 

  • 100% refund through the first week of the semester ending on the first Saturday
  • 60% refund through the second week of the semester ending on the second Saturday
  • 40% refund through the fourth week of the semester ending on the fourth Saturday

On Ground CourseTuition Refund Policy for Part-Time Students for Fall and Spring

 

Full-term courses longer than 8 weeks are refunded as follows:  

  • 100% refund through the first week (or three hours) of classes.
  • 60% refund through the second week (or 6 hours) of class.
  • 40% refund through the fourth week (or 12 hours) of class.
  • No refund after the fourth week (or 12 hours) of class.

 

Less than full-term courses of 3 to 8 weeks are refunded as follows:

  • 100% refund prior to the second class meeting.
  • 60% refund prior to the third class meeting.
  • 40% refund prior to fourth class meeting.
  • No refund after the beginning of the fourth class meeting.

 

Weeklong and Special Sessions are refunded as follows: (less than 3 weeks):

  • 100% refund prior to the second class meeting.
  • 60% refund prior to the third class meeting.
  • No refund after the beginning of the third class meeting.

 

 

Please Note:  The $40 per course registration fee is non-refundable.

 


            EasternOnline Tuition Refund Policy for All Students for Wintersession

  • Course Drop w/Refund                          100% through December 21
  •                                                             60% through December 23
  • Course Withdrawal (WP/WF) w/Refund:   40% December 24 - December 27
  • Course Withdrawal Deadline                    January 6
  • Credit/No Credit Deadline                        January 6

 

Please note: No other refund options are available.  Reimbursements may take up to one month to be processed. The $50 per course online registration fee is non-refundable.

 

               On Ground CourseTuition Refund Policy for Part-Time Students for Wintersession

Traditional Session (three weeks):

  • Course Drop w/Refund                          100% prior to second class meeting
  •                                                             60% prior to third class meeting
  • Course Withdrawal (WP/WF) w/Refund:   40% prior to fourth class meeting
  • Course Withdrawal Deadline                    January 6
  • Credit/No Credit Deadline                        January 6


One-week Course:

  • Course Drop w/Refund                          100% prior to second class meeting
  •                                                             60% prior to third class meeting
  • Course Withdrawal Deadline                   4th day of class
  • Credit/No Credit Deadline                       4th day of class


 

SEE DATES ON ACADEMIC CALENDAR


To DROP an EasternOnline course

1.    Print out and complete an Initial Add & Drop Form (PDF).
2.    Fax the completed form to the Registrar's Office (860) 465-4382
3.    No grade will be recorded.

To WITHDRAW from an EasternOnline course

 

1. Complete a withdrawal form Withdrawal Form (PDF)

2. The School of Continuing Education will no longer handle getting signatures for the students taking online courses.  Effective Jan. 1, 2014 all students both part-time and full-time who wish to withdraw from an online course during fall, winter, spring and summer semesters will be responsible to obtain the signature and WP/WF grade from the professor and their advisor's signature.

3. The completed withdrawal form must be brought or faxed to the Registrar's Office (860) 465-4382 by the deadlines posted on ECSU's website.

 

 

How to Drop or Withdraw from an Onground Course


To DROP a course 

 

1. Complete an initial Add & Drop form. (Available from the SCE or Registrar’s Office)

2. Bring or fax the completed form to Registrar’s Office (860) 465-4382.

3. No grade will be recorded.

 

To WITHDRAW

 

1. Obtain a Withdrawal from Course Form (available at Registrar’s or SCE)

2. Instructor must complete their section and assign WP Withdraw Passing or WF Withdraw Failing.

3. Advisor must also sign.

4. The completed withdrawal form must be brought to the Registrar’s Office.

5. A grade of WP/WF will be recorded on your academic transcript.

6. 40% or No Refund.

 

Withdrawals from full-semester courses are not permitted beyond the deadline. If you do not officially withdraw, but stop attending classes, you will receive a grade of “F”. *See the academic calendar for drop/withdrawal dates for 5 week, 7 week, and 10 week courses.

 

To WITHDRAW after the deadline

 

1. Student MUST submit a completed Withdrawal Form with Professor’s & Advisor’s Signatures.

2. Student Must provide documentation to support their reason for the late withdrawal. 

3. * If there is a medical reason the student must provide a doctor’s note.

4. This request Must be approved by the Dean of the School of Continuing Education.

5. No Refund.

 

 

RetroActive Withdrawals after the Semester Ends - (Extenuating Circumstances only)

 

1. Student MUST submit a completed Withdrawal Form with Professor and Advisor's Signatures

2. Student MUST provide documentation to support their reason for the late withdrawal request.

3. * If there is a medical reason the student must provide a doctor’s note.

4. This request Must be approved by the Dean of the School of Continuing Education.

5. No Refund.

 

 

RetroActive Drops - (Extenuating Circumstances only)

 

1. Submit an Application for Appeal to the School of Continuing Education

2. Include written documentation of emergencies or extenuating circumstances (i.e. medical note from physician)

3. * If there is a medical reason the student must provide a doctor’s note.

4. Dean of the School of Continuing Education makes recommendations and forwards to Fiscal Appeals Committee who makes a determination based on individual circumstances.

 

 


 

Fee Waivers

Senior Citizens

Permanent residents of Connecticut who are age 62 or older with positive identification are entitled to have tuition waived. The registration fee of $40.00 is not waived. For non-matriculated senior citizens, waiver is granted on a space available basis during in-person registration. This waiver does not apply to EasternOnline courses or non-credit courses.

Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS)

Procure required approval of payment by BRS through your rehabilitation officer. All BRS students must apply for financial aid for BRS funding determination.

Veterans' Benefits

To claim benefits, contact the Coordinator of Veterans' Affairs at the Support Services Center prior to registration each semester. Waives one-half of part-time tuition charges but not the registration fee. Students must be Connecticut residents and officially admitted into a degree seeking program. Call (860) 465-4434 for more information.

 


 

Tax Credits

American Opportunity Tax Credit

Please, visit this site for the current information: http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=205674,00.html

Lifetime Learning Tax Credit

For the current information, please, visit: http://www.irs.gov/Help-&-Resources

Please consult the Financial Aid Office, IRS, or your tax advisor for further information.

 


 

Financial Aid

Students may obtain all needed forms from the Financial Aid Office, Alvin B. Wood Support Services Center by calling (860) 465-5205 or visiting http://www.easternct.edu/finaid/.

Get a financial aid pin at www.pin.ed.gov

After 3 days, an e-mail should come to you telling you  your pin is all set and to apply at www.fafsa.ed.gov

ECSU”s school code number is: 001425 you will need to enter that in on the financial aid online application.

You must be matriculated and file the FAFSA (Free Application For Student Aid) to qualify for consideration. To maximize financial aid sources, the FAFSA must reach the processor by March 1st for the Fall semester and November 15th for the Spring semester. However, it is still beneficial to apply late than not to apply at all. (Note: Financial aid recipients are expected to purchase their books from personal resources.) Email: financialaid@easternct.edu

Financial Aid Key Points

 


 

Grants and Scholarships

Federal Pell Grants

A major source of grant money for part-time students at ECSU. Your eligibility for a Federal Pell Grant is determined from the summary of the FAFSA you file.

Can I, as a Part-time student, get additional federal financial aid to take summer courses or to take a Global Field Course during the summer?

You may be able to get additional federal financial aid for taking summer courses.  First though, you must have filed the FAFSA www.fafsa.ed.gov.   Also, you will have to take at least 6 credits during the summer.  You may be eligible for additional Pell Grant money or a student loan for summer courses.  Be sure to file an Eastern Summer Aid application—look for the form on Eastern’s Financial Aid web page.    Check with the Financial Aid Office on campus  for more info.

 


 

School of Continuing Education Scholarships

A one-time scholarship for part-time undergraduate students (those enrolled in 3 to 11 credits per semester) demonstrating financial need (you must to submit a copy of your 1040 or 1040A federal tax return and you must have filed a FAFSA). You may download the application or obtain an application from the School of Continuing Education, Shafer Hall, Room 100. Note: those working in the nonprofit sector and those with low incomes are especially encouraged to apply. 

 

SCE Scholarship Deadline
Spring 2014 - January 17, 2014 
Summer - May 16, 2014

 




Foundation Scholarships

The Eastern Foundation and Alumni Association awards scholarships annually to Eastern students. Some of these scholarships are available for part-time students who have completed at least 6 credits at Eastern (12 credits for full-time students). You may pick up a competitive scholarship application at the Financial Aid Office.

 

Loans

Student loans are available for the Fall and Spring semesters if you are a matriculated student enrolled for at least 6 credits per semester. To qualify, you must file the FAFSA and appropriate loan application at the Financial Aid Office. The loan applications are available at your local bank or you may pick one up at the Financial Aid Office, Support Services Center. In some instances you will have to apply online. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.

 


 

Employer Reimbursement

Contact your employer for details.

 


 

Interest Free Extended Payment for Part-Time Students

TuitionPay

Eastern Connecticut State University has teamed with TuitionPay to offer you the TuitionPay Monthly Payment Plan. The plan is interest-free and allows you to spread your tuition and fees over a number of months for a small fee.

You can enroll in the plan by term or for the year. If you enroll in the payment plan for one term, the enrollment fee is $35 and you will make three payments. If you will be attending Eastern for the Fall and Spring terms, you can enroll in the annual plan. The enrollment fee for the annual plan is $55 and your annual tuition and fees are spread over 10 payments. You are not allowed to spread your tuition and fees for one term over 10 months.

The plan does cover Summer but not the Wintersession term. Your TuitionPay Monthly Plan should be established as early as possible for smaller, more manageable monthly payments. If you enroll in the plan after it has started, you must make up the necessary back payments.

For additional information or to enroll in the payment plan, call TuitionPay at (800) 635-0120 or visit at Sallie Mae/Tuition Pay.

 


 

Deferred Payment Option for Fall and Spring Semesters

Part-time Eastern students are offered a deferred payment option. This allows you to pay the non-refundable Registration Fee ($35) and one-half of your tuition at the time of registration.

It is your responsibility to pay the balance due. You will receive a bill along with your schedule card that reflects the final tuition owed and due date. Please know, if you have not paid IN FULL by the due date, you may incur a late fee of $50. Also, if you owe money from a previous semester, you must pay the outstanding amount before registering.